Volleyball Hosts Stanford, California

Sept. 17, 2001

COUGAR VOLLEYBALL HOME PAC-10 OPENER ROUND TWO: The Washington State volleyball team (5-2) will open the 2001 Pacific-10 Conference season Thursday and Friday, with matches against #4 Stanford (6-0) and California (3-2)...the date for postponed match (Sept. 14) with the Washington Huskies has not been determined...Stanford and Cal were scheduled to host Arizona and Arizona State last weekend.

#4 STANFORD CARDINAL (6-0, 0-0) - Under the direction of new coach John Dunning, the Cardinal are off to an undefeated start with wins over four ranked teams (Minnesota, Penn State, Texas, and Texas A&M)...junior All-American OH Logan Tom leads the way with 4.55 kpg (3rd PAC-10) and 3.30 dpg (5th PAC-10)...freshman OH Ogonna Nnamami brings in 3.90 kpg (10th PAC-10) and 2.45 dpg...Stanford puts up a big block with Tara Conrad (1.79 bpg, 2nd PAC-10), Jennifer Harvey (1.12. bpg), Tom (1.10 bpg), and Ivy Ashley (1.00 bpg)...Dunning coached for 16 years at Pacific (443-102, 17 years)...Stanford leads the series, 29-2, with WSU winning in Pullman last year, 3-1.

CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS (3-2, 0-0 pending 9/20 at UW) - Cal lost to Tennessee 3-0 in the championship match of the Golden Bear Classic...sophomore OH Gabrielle Abernathy leads the team with 4.22 kpg (7th PAC-10)...juniors Reena Pardiwala and Leah Young each add 3.06 kpg...freshman Camille Leffall is averaging 1.22 bpg (9th PAC-10)...this weekend will be the debut of 6-3 freshman OH Mia Jerkov who has been playing on the Croatian Junior National team...coach Rich Feller (29-32, 3 years at Cal, 328-199, 17 years overall)...WSU leads the series with Cal, 19-17, with the Cougars claiming a 12-3 record in Pullman.

TELEVISION: WSU will have four matches televised this season, all on a tape-delayed basis...check with your local FOX Sports Net channel for dates and times....the Thurs., Sept. 20, Stanford at Washington State match will be broadcast locally Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. PDT, on FOX Sports Net Northwest with Heather Cox and Jim Watson calling the action...other matches scheduled for TV are USC at WSU (Oct. 4), Oregon at WSU (Oct. 26), and WSU at Washington (Nov. 16).

PAC-10 STANDINGS (thru 9/17)	Conference	Overall	   Streak(Natl. Ranking)	Stanford (4)	     0-0	6-0	   Won 6	        Arizona (3)	     0-0	5-0	   Won 5	        Oregon	             0-0	8-1	   Lost 1	        UCLA (8)	     0-0	5-1	   Lost 1	        USC (5)	             0-0	4-1	   Won 3	        Oregon State	     0-0	5-2	   Lost 1	        Washington	     0-0	5-2	   Won 4	        Washington State     0-0	5-2	   Lost 1	        California	     0-0	3-2	   Lost 1	        Arizona State	     0-0	4-3	   Won 3

NATIONAL POLLS: The USA Today/AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll (9/17/01) shows WSU listed 31st...in the Volleyball Magazine Top 20 Poll (9/17), WSU was listed among the 'Others' at 28th.

COUGAR COACHING STAFF: This is Head Coach Cindy Fredrick's 13th season on the Palouse...her record at WSU is 232-154 (.601) while her overall collegiate record is 318-214 (.598)...assistant coaches are her husband, Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh (13th year), and former Cougar standout, Jennifer Stinson Greeny (second year).

HOW ABOUT THOSE COUGS? Six returning starters, nine returning letterwinners, and four freshmen provide the foundation for the 2001 Washington State volleyball team.

#1 Melissa Boyle (6-1, Sr., MH, Boise, Idaho) - Named to the Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...third on team in blocking with 0.59 bpg...contributing 1.91 kpg, fourth on team.

#3 Kali Surplus (6-0, Sr., RS/S, Gresham, Ore.) - Named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...2001 team co-captain...averaging 11.78 assists per game (7th Pac-10)...hitting percentage of .366 is tops for Cougs...vs. Houston and Arkansas had 14 kills, no errors in 23 attacks...total assists of 1,628 is fifth among WSU all-time career leaders...named to 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention team...during spring 2001 practice, went to block a ball and hyper-extended her right elbow, popping an existing bone chip into the wrong place...needed surgery to repair but successfully rehabbed through summer.

#4 Kristin Purscelley (6-3, Fr., OH, Springfield, Ore.) - Using 2001 as a red-shirt season.

#6 Kortney Jamtaas (5-7 Jr., DS, Orinda, Calif.) - Two year back row starter...averaging 2.65 dpg, third on team...had 18 digs vs. Arkansas...tallied 7 kills in WSU tournament including career high 4 versus Pacific.

#7 Zanda Bautre (5-9, So., OH, Riga, Latvia) - Named to the 2000 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team...averaging 2.55 kpg and 2.50 dpg.

#8 Brittney Diaz (5-11, RS-Fr., MH, Las Cruces, NM) used 2000 as redshirt season to rehabilitate from ACL surgery in November 1999.

#10 Adrian Hankoff (5-11, Jr., OH, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) - Named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...has taken starting spot away from 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention Chelsie Schafer for season opening matches...leads Pac-10 with 0.78 service aces per game (18 aces in 7 matches) with powerful jump serve...had five service aces vs. Arkansas...her 3.04 kpg and 2.78 dpg are both second best on team.

#11 Alison Billingsley (DS, Fr., 5-3, Walla Walla, Wash.) - Invited walk-on.

#12 Holly Harris (6-2, Jr., MH, Sandy, Utah) - Named to Wildcat Classic All-Tournament Team...leads team with 0.96 blocks per game average...also contributing 2.74 kpg, second best on team...named to 2000 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team...played on collegiate all-star team in Italy for second consecutive summer...very active member of the WSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

#13 Chelsie Schafer (5-10, Jr., RS/LS, Saskatoon, Sak., Canada) - Starter as freshman and sophomore, now battling to regain spot...named to 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention team...named to 2000 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team...stepped in to set all spring...played October through April with a broken finger.

#14 Kerry Lewis (5-8, Sr., DS, West Linn, Ore.) - WSU's only three-year letterwinner...was awarded a full scholarship summer 2001 after three seasons as walk-on...came off the bench last season to provide on-the-mark serving.

#16 Victoria Prince (6-0, Fr., MH, Kennewick, Wash.) - Highly decorated prep and USVA player...played in seven games this season.

#17 Kathleen Monda (5-11, Fr., OH, Woodinville, Wash.) - Invited walk-on.

#21 LaToya Harris (5-7, Jr., OH, Portland, Ore.) - Named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...named to Wildcat Classic All-Tournament Team...2001 team co-captain...All-Pac-10 First team selection in 2000...also earned Pac-10 Player of the Week last year...leading Pac-10 in digs with 3.43 digs per game average...leads team in kills (3.09 kpg)...had surgery on her right knee during the winter of 2001...limited jumping during spring practice but now fully recovered.

COUGAR VOLLEYBALL QUICKSETS DINNER: Join Cougar Volleyball Head Coach Cindy Fredrick and visiting Pac-10 coaches as they give the inside scoop on the strategies of that evening's match...Quicksets dinners are held in Bohler Addition Rooms 184/186...the cost is $10 per person an includes dinner from Pete's Bar & Grill...RSVP the Tuesday prior by calling toll free to 877-462-2684 or locally at 509-335-0220...Quicksets are scheduled for the following remaining Fridays - Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 26, and Nov. 9.


#1 MELISSA BOYLE, Sr., MHSeason HighsKills:  11 (Gonzaga, 9/1)Service Aces:  0Digs:  4 (Pacific, 9/1)Total Blocks:  5 (Gonzaga, 9/1)Career HighsKills:  17 (2000)Service Aces:  1 (2000)Digs:  7 (2000)Total Blocks:  9 (2000)

#3 KALI SURPLUS, Sr., SetterSeason HighsKills: 8 (Arkansas, 9/8)Assists: 51 (Pacific, 9/1)Service Aces: 1 (twice)Digs: 17 (Pacific, 9/1)Total Blocks: 4 (Houston, 9/8)Career HighsKills: 10 (2000)Assists: 83 (2000)Service Aces: 3 (2000, 2001)Digs: 17 (2000)Total Blocks: 7 (2000)

#6 KORTNEY JAMTAAS, Jr., DSSeason HighsKills: 4 (Pacific, 9/1)Service Aces: 3 (Gonzaga, 9/1)Digs: 18 (Arkansas, 9/8)Career HighsKills: 4 (2001)Service Aces: 4 (1999)Digs: 19 (1999, 2000)

#7 ZANDRA BAUTRE, So., MHSeason HighsKills: 12 (Pacific, 9/1)Service Aces: 2 (Arkansas, 9/8)Digs: 11 (Gonzaga, 9/1)Total Blocks: 2 (Gonzaga, 9/1)Kills: 21 (2000)Career HighsService Aces: 3 (2000)Digs: 18 (2000)Total Blocks: 3 (2000)

#8 BRITTNEY DIAZ, RS-Fr., MHSeason HighsKills:Service Aces:Digs:Total Blocks:

#10 ADRIAN HANKOFF, Jr., OHSeason HighsKills: 15 (Pacific, 9/1)Service Aces: 5 (Arkansas, 9/8)Digs: 14 (Kansas State, 9/8)Total Blocks: 3 (Houston 9/7)Career HighsKills: 20 (2000)Service Aces: 5 (2001)Digs: 14 (2001)Total Blocks: 5 (2000)

#11 ALISON BILLINGSLEY, Fr., DSSeason HighsKills:Service Aces:Digs:Total Blocks:

#12 HOLLY HARRIS, Jr., MBSeason HighsKills: 15 (Houston, 9/7)Service Aces: 2 (Pacific, 9/8)Digs: 8 (Boise State, 8/31)Total Blocks: 5 (Houston, 9/7)Career HighsKills: 20 (1999)Service Aces: 2 (1999, 2000, 2001)Digs: 20 (1999)Total Blocks: 13 (2000)

#13 CHELSIE SCHAFER, Jr., RSHSeason HighsKills: 5 (Kansas State, 9/8)Service Aces: 0Digs: 4 (Pacific, 9/1)Total Blocks: 1 (three times)Career HighsKills: 27 (2000)Service Aces: 3 (1999, 2000)Digs: 24 (2000)Total Blocks: 6 (2000)

#14 KERRY LEWIS, Jr., DSSeason HighsKills: 0Service Aces: 2 (Boise State, 8/31)Digs: 6 (Bradley, 8/31)Career HighsKills: 1 (2000)Service Aces: 2 (1999, 2000)Digs: 12 (2000)

#16 VICTORIA PRINCE, Fr., MHSeason HighsKills: 3 (Twice)Service Aces: 2 (Twice)Digs: 1 (Arkansas, 9/8)Total Blocks: 2 (Boise State, 8/31)

#17 KATHLEEN MONDA, Fr., OHSeason HighsKills:Service Aces:Digs:Total Blocks:

#21 LATOYA HARRIS, Jr., RS/LSHSeason HighsKills: 18 (Pacific, 9/8)Service Aces: 2 (Twice)Digs: 17 (Gonzaga, 9/1)Total Blocks: 6 (Boise State, 8/31)Career HighsKills: 24 (2000)Service Aces: 5 (2000)Digs: 26 (2000)Total Blocks: 7 (1999)

WSU TEAM HIGHS 2001Kills: 69 (Pacific, 9/1)Hitting Pct: .309 (Houston, 9/7)Assists: 64 (Pacific, 9/8)Service Aces: 12 (Boise State, 8/31)Digs: 82 (Pacific, 9/1)Total Blocks: 9 (Boise State, 8/31)

OPPONENT TEAM HIGHS 2001Kills: 68, Pacific, 9/1Hitting Pct: .248, Houston, 9/7Assists: 64, Pacific, 9/1Service Aces: 11, Houston, 9/7Digs: 75, Kansas State, 9/8Total Blocks: 16, Pacific, 9/1

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